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University of Guelph

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Who We Are

The University of Guelph offers twelve undergraduate degree programs and over 90 graduate programs! You can choose to study in the areas of science, engineering, business, or arts. We are known as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada.

More than 1,200 international students come from all over the world to study at the UofG. We continually strengthen our global reputations as a leader in innovative research and teaching excellence. We want you to become leaders of a sustainabile tomorrow, given that UofG has over 100,000 alumni in 145 countries. 

The University of Guelph is characterized by a great city! With a population of over 121,000, the city of Guelph is known for its environmental sustainability, volunteerism and vibrant arts community. It is considered to be one of the best places to live in Canada, and also one of the top 10 places for new Canadians. With all the amenities of a big city, and a small-town feel, the campus and the city offer you a perfect balance of academics and community. Some of our diploma programs are also located in Ridgetown, Ontario.

Our campus is in the heart of the city! You'll find plenty of green space, historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. 

Motto: Rerum Cognoscere Causas - "To discover the reason for things"

Colors: Red, Gold, Black

Enrolment: 22,648

Campus

At Guelph, you'll also enjoy over 250 clubs and organizations on campus. There are so many ways to get involved and make a difference. 

In 2016, UofG was given a 5 Star Ranking as part of the QS Stars Rating. They've also ranked us in the top 20 in Canada, and top 500 in the world! And for international faculty, we've been ranked in the top 20 in Canada, and top 300 in the world. Other notable rankings include:

  • #1 in Canada for Overall Learning, Living and Student Support (International Student Barometer, 2015)
  • 1st in Canada/12th in the World for Agricultural Science (Best Global Universities, 2016)
  • 2nd in Canada/42nd in the World for Plant & Animal Science (Best Global Universities, 2016)
  • 98 in the World for Fields of Environment and Ecology (Best Global Universities, 2016)

Your life matters at UofG. We recognize that all of us need to think differently and work together to set the stage for meaningful and life changing work. Join us and become a part of the welcoming community that is the University of Guelph. 

 

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
471-480
2016
501-550
2017
491-500
2018
  • 40.9
    Citations per Faculty
  • 36.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 46.9
    International Faculty
4
2015
8
2016
6
2017
  • 88.80
    Overall Score
  • 83.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 66.7
    Employer Reputation
  • 97.2
    H-index Citations
201+
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,082
International
198

Number of students

21,523
Postgraduate 11%
Undergraduate 87%

Number of international students

1,750
Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

92 Undergraduate Courses

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56 Postgraduate Courses

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